Montana Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
The fresh mountain air of Big Sky Country makes Montana an ideal location for people to frequently get out and travel by foot to get to their destinations. Unfortunately, some pedestrians are often involved in motor vehicle accidents.
When a crash involves a pedestrian, the nature of the injuries that victims suffer are frequently severe. People who are injured as the result of a driver’s negligence can be entitled to compensation for the many costs arising from such injuries.
Montana Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to the Montana Department of Transportation, 14 pedestrians were killed in Montana in 2015, an increase from the nine fatalities in 2014 but fewer than the 24 killed in 2013. Twice as many pedestrians, 28, suffered serious injuries in pedestrian crashes in 2015.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported that Montana had a pedestrian fatality rate of 1.36 per 100,000 people. In the first six months of 2016, Montana’s pedestrian fatality rate dropped to 0.77
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Montana
Pedestrians do not have the same level of protection afforded to occupants of motor vehicles. As a result, pedestrians frequently suffer catastrophic injuries that involve lengthy hospital stays, enormous medical expenses, and months or years of treatment.
Some of the most serious kinds of injuries people may sustain in these types of crashes include, but are not limited to:
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage.
- Neck injuries
In addition to medical bills, victims can struggle to pay other costs of living because of an inability to return to work. Some injuries can even lead to people being completely unable to maintain any kind of employment at all.
Causes of Montana Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are usually involved in crashes because of some form of negligence by the driver of a motor vehicle. Motorists may have been distracted, operating under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, or driving recklessly.
While many people are under the impression that the insurance companies for drivers are obligated to compensate victims of pedestrian accidents, insurers frequently find ways to avoid liability. It is not uncommon for some insurance companies to argue that a pedestrian’s injuries were pre-existing or the victims were actually at fault for their own injuries.
Need an Injury Lawyer Montana understands the many challenges that people face following these types of accidents. We will protect your rights and fight to get you all of the compensation that you need and deserve.
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